Wireless Internet

FCC Seeks Comment on TracFone Petition to Expand ETC Designation to Tribal Lands

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on an amended petition filed by TracFone Wireless.

Airband Rural Wireless Program Has Eight Service Provider Partners, 230 More on Microsoft Wireless ISP Program

When Microsoft announced plans in 2017 to work with network operators to bring broadband to rural areas lacking broadband service, the company had no problem finding network operators to participate in the program, dubbed Microsoft Airband. Micros

5G Wireless Services are a Complement to Wired Tech – Not a Replacement!

A wireless network will only be as good as the wired infrastructure beneath it.

To Lead the World in 5G, the US Needs a National Spectrum Strategy

Thankfully, the Administration is developing a National Spectrum Strategy to give the wireless industry the certainty required to plan for and build out the best and most secure 5G networks possible.

US officials planning for a future in which Huawei has a major share of 5G global networks

US national security officials are planning for a future in which the Chinese firm Huawei will have a major share of the advanced global telecommunications market, and have begun to think about how to thwart potential espionage and disruptive cybe

C Spire Challenges T-Mobile Rural Plans Post-Sprint Acquisition

C Spire and T-Mobile have been duking it out in dueling letters to the Federal Communications Commission concerning T-Mobile rural plans which, according to T-Mobile, are contingent on its planned merger with Sprint being approved by regulators. T

FCC USF Cap Pushback

Count Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) as critics of a proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to explore a spending cap on telecommunications subsidies to expand telephone and broadband access.

The Next Big Thing

The agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's April open meeting:

T-Mobile launches fixed wireless broadband service pilot for 50,000 homes

T-Mobile is launching a pilot home broadband service to a small group of its wireless subscribers. The invitation-only pilot will connect around 50,000 homes of subscribers to a fixed wireless access service on T-Mobile’s LTE network.

Commissioner Carr Remarks at WISPAmerica in Cincinnati

At the Federal Communications Commission, we’re working to be good partners for broadband builders like you [Wireless internet service providers].